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safe. >> lights out at a local high-rise tonight. no power no air conditioning. the red cross working to help up to a thousand people. and the cosby controversy hits home at a smithsonian museum. new tonight, why it's not ending a local art display. >> "news4 at 11" starts now. >> first tonight, a mother's voice still shaking hours after gunshots in a playground full of children. >> parents ran for cover this morning scooping up children along the way at the columbia heights community center on gerard street. police are still looking for the guy who started shooting. news4's jackie bensen is live in northwest with reaction. jackie? >> reporter: doreen, nothing describes the terror of this better than the woman you're about to hear from. she was at this playground with her 1-year-old and her 3-year-old. we're not showing her face.
>> this is somewhere happy place, not somewhere where you're running, shielding children from bullets. >> reporter: it was just before noon and the newly remodelled playground at the columbia heights community center in girard northwest was bustling with people. most were young people, many of them participating in summer camps. it happened so fast. witnesses say a young man ran through the playground with a gun in his hand. then they say stood just inside the rear gate and began firing from the playground at some men in the alley. >> and my 3-year-old was just among the group. and i for sure looked for her first and grabbed her little baby arm. in the process i think i probably knocked another kid over which i probably slung on my other hip. i had children hanging from me as i ran. >> reporter: she says her hands were still shaking hours later. >> there was a group. see this out building right here? huddled behind there is 4-year-olds. so imagine your 4-year-old huddled behind an outbuilding for ten minutes waiting for a man with a gun to go away.
>> reporter: the community center was closed for rest of the day. john stokes is the deputy director of the d.c. department of parks and recreation. >> they're looking into the situation. so i don't want to say too much about it. they are rig louisly looking into the situation. >> we're told residents can expect to see extra police patrols in the area tomorrow. >> jackie, thank you. new at 11 a montgomery county corrections officer arrested for having sex with a woman who was doing community service. jeremy simmons charged with sexual misconduct and attempted second degree rape. simmons told her if they had sex begin he would sign off on the rest of her community service hours. he has since been released on bond. the red cross is doing its best to help about a thousand people who don't have power for the second time in three days.
an electrical fire knocked out the air conditioning in all but one elevator at a high-rise condo building in silver spring. news4's shomari stone live along university boulevard tonight with more on what is being done to fix it. shomari? >> reporter: good evening, jim. right now the red cross is talking to some of the residents. the red cross has opened a shelter at montgomery blair high school not too far away from where we are. let me move right out of the way. you see that bus right there? some of the residents are supposed to come out here get on the bus and leave. but here is the issue. many of them are not going to the shelter. keep in mind these are condos. they're not apartments. and a lot of folks say they're not going anywhere. they're either staying with family or friends tonight. and firefighters tell me it's highly unlikely that an electrical contractor will be able to fix the wires in this building. tonight nearly a thousand people are in the dark, somsithing in candlelight inside university towers in silver spring after a fire caused an electrical
outrage. >> it's annoying. it's frustrating. i came home after a long day today. i was kind of fried and not to mention the building smells horrible. >> reporter: not to mention it's hot. the backup generator powers one elevator and fire alarms. >> water pressure is really low. >> reporter: the trouble started on sunday after investigators say a fire broke thought the boiler room and knocked out electricity to the 15-story building that houses 270 condos. everyone had to be evacuated. firefighters rescued several people from elevators that stopped working. the power came back on and then went off again today. >> it was on all day yesterday. then i went to work today. i came back around 3:00, and it was the same. >> sunday there was no electricity. it was the same situation. >> reporter: adama and her mother are going to a friend's house tonight. >> it's really hot outside. and not having any running water really makes it work. so it's terrible. >> reporter: ron jaffe is delivering battery-operated fans to his 92-year-old mother. >> she is on the 11th floor. she doesn't want to leave. she has been there for 25 years.
>> reporter: now right now the red cross is also offering temporary housing for the folks. and also food and water right out here outside the building. keep in mind those buses are here. and if people want to use them, they are welcome. to as for what happened, well, an electrical contractor still trying to figure out what caused this fire. live here, i'm shomari stone. back to you in the studio. new tonight we have learned the smithsonian institution does not plan to take down an exhibit featuring art from bill cosby's personal collection. the pieces of artwork have been on display at the national museum of african art since last november. today the museum issued a statement saying it was aware of new revelations about cosby, but the exhibit is about the artwork and the artists and not about the owners of the collections. newly released documents show cosby admitted ten years ago to obtaining quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with. there is a renewed push tonight for ben's chili bowl to
remove all references tos could built. that includes that large mural there outside the restaurant on 13th street and u streets northwest. cosby has been long-time friends with the family that owns the restaurant. ben's is opening a new location in northeast tomorrow and we're told there are no references to cosby at that location. federal agents saying very little tonight about their raid on the home of former subway spokesperson jared fogel. the fbi removed electronics from his indiana home as part of a child pornography investigation. two months ago, the head of jared's charitable foundation was arrested and charged with producing and possessing child porn. at the time fogel said he was shocked by the allegations. after the raid subway and fogel mutually decided to suspend their relationship. here at the live desk, we're getting information that puts a whole new light on that shooting involving illegal immigrant in san francisco. sources are telling our sister station in the bay area he used
a gun that belongs to a federal agent. authorities checked the gun's serial number and it matched a federal agent's weapon. earlier today juan francisco lopez sanchez pleaded not guilty to charges he killed the woman on the embarcadero. sanchez he found the gun on a bench wrapped in a blanket and it accidentally fired when he touched it. last week kate steinle was walking with her father when somebody shot her in the back. it started a firestorm over immigration enforcement. san francisco was a so-called sanctuary city and they let sanchez out of jail despite federal officers trying to get him deported. he served 17 years in prison and has four felony drug convictions. jim? >> chris thank you. the body of a police investigator killed in a cycling accident last week here will be escorted home with full honors. carlos silva was from brazil. he died after colliding with other cyclists during a race for the world police and fire games. tomorrow officers from northern
virginia will provide a funeral escort to dulles international airport. the procession begins at 10:00 a.m. in alexandria. it will travel up 495 to the dulles toll road up towards the airport. we just learned a virginia man brutally beaten in the district over the weekend has died. a police report says 52-year-old thomas harris was walking in the area of north capitol and n street sunday afternoon when someone approached him from behind and threw him to the ground. witnesses say it looked like the attacker was trying to steal harris' cell phone. harris suffered a fractured skull and died monday there is a $25,000 reward for information that leads to his attacker. neighbors held hands and prayed tonight to stop the violence in their community. the prayer vigil was held here outside the grays view apartments in southwest d.c. organizers tell us they want to put andy to violence. they say most homicides in ward 7 and 8 are gun-related. new details in a story you saw first on news4. d.c. police have tracked down
the parent of a baby who was left alone on a busy d.c. sidewalk this afternoo this is exclusive video of a police officer comforting the child. the baby was abandoned in the stroller on e street just across from the d.c. court of appeals. the child's aunt was arrested minutes later and charged with second-degree cruelty to a child. the infant was not hurt. a brazen robbery at a jewelry store. and police are hoping you can help crack the case. take a look at this video we just got in at the robbery on columbia road in northwest d.c. a man walked in last week pretending to be a customer. when an employee pulled out a tray of jewelry he grabbed it and ran. if you recognize the man, d.c. police want to hear from you. maryland may be playing too much for a critical drug that could save the life of a person overdosing on heroin. congressman elijah cummings is asking the state to negotiate a lower price for naloxone.
the price has skyrocketed as overdose deaths have increased. the centers for disease control said today the number of heroin users in the u.s. jumped by 300,000 in the last decade. most users switch to heroin for more expensive prescription opioid medication. tonight at 11:00 tonight, a virginia boy recovering at a local hospital after a rare fight from botulism. his mother talks to news4 about some scary moments in the last few weeks. a week of celebration includes an invitation to the white house for the women's national soccer team. see part of their phone call with the president. air collision involving a fighter jet in south carolina. and here at the live desk, we're getting new details about the cessna. we hit 90 degrees for the first time in close to two weeks today. now i'm tracking showers and a few storms. they'll affect your wednesday. i'll show you when. i'm melissa mollet with your
not the ones you don't. 100% fiber optics is here. get out of the past. get fios. now for $79.99 a month. go online or call. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v we're getting new video from the coast guard, and it's giving us a good look at how a firefighter survived a mid-air collision in south carolina. the coast guard sent a rescue team in to find the air force pilot who safely ejected from his f-16 just before it slammed into the side of a cessna. they picked up the pilot and took him back to base for observation. the skies were clear this
morning when the jet collided with the plane just outside charleston. and we have confirmed that both people on board that cessna were killed. the crash sent debris rain do you think on a trailer park. but family that lives in this one wasn't home when a huge piece of the jet landed on it. and new tonight we learned the cessna had just taken off moments before the collision, headed to myrtle beach. live at the desk, i'm chris laurence. a small brushfire did major damage in california today. now an entire church community is without a place to worship. the blaze began next to a freeway, but quickly spread to a mormon church in a suburb of l.a. more than 100 firefighters battled these flames. it took 90 minutes to bring them under control. no one was in the church at the time. investigators are still trying to figure out just what sparked the fire. a virginia mother has a warning for all parents tonight as her baby boy recovers from the hospital from botulism poisoning. benjamin ellis shell is just 3
months old. two weeks ago he suddenly stopped nursing and became so weak he couldn't keep his eyes open. doctors immediately suspected botulism, a potent toxin that can be found in everything from dirt to honey. >> it got bad. to the point where at one point they had to resuscitate him. >> the family is relieved that benjamin is gaining strength now. doctors have just removed his breathing tube. there has also been an outpouring of community support. more than $45,000 has been raised online to help with medical bills. well posted more information about botulism, how rare it and how it's contracted in our nbc washington app. another local school district wants to make you pay for not following the rules around school buses. tomorrow arlington public schools will announce new cameras have been installed on to the stop arms of buses. they'll be able to now capture
reckless drivers from behind and in front of the bus. if you're caught illegally passing a bus you'll be fined 250 bucks. a recent news4 i-team report found that in the past three years, more than 2000 drivers in our area have been fined for illegally passing school buses. the party is going to last all week for the u.s. women's soccer team. today los angeles held a massive rally for the world cup champ. and on friday new york city will throw the team a ticker tape parade. they will roll down a section of broadway known as the canyon of heroes that has hosted parades for world series and super bowl champs. to top it off they've had a pretty cool phone call from the white house. >> mr. president how are you? >> i'm not as good as you, but i'm pretty good. well, listen. so i turn on the game, and you guys kind of took the suspense out of it. ten minutes and then it's all she wrote.
>> the president also told them he would have to remind the men's team that the women's final was the most watched soccer event in u.s. history. and that is pretty cool. that. >> is pretty cool. i want to know if they've had any sleep yet. it's been three days. i bet they haven't. >> they running on adrenaline. >> exactly right. >> so still muggy out there. >> still very muggy. we still have a heat index at 11:00 at night. and the heat index still in the upper 80s across our region. take a look. right now the numbers still 82 degrees at the airport. look at this heat index. 87. so you step outside. you feel it. and we do really feel it today as we did see that hazy, hot and humid conditions all afternoon long. temperatures still extremely warm. 79 gaithersburg. 79 leesburg. 81 down toward fredericksburg and hundreding don coming in at 76 degrees. it's warm everywhere across our region. no rain, but we are watching rain just back to the west that is trying to make its way in here. you can see that from a frontal boundary. one little area of showers to the north and west.
look at this one. this is the one coming in right now. saw a couple of showers towards the shenandoah valley. those have died off. one more round coming in here. this round will try to make it in too. if you live west of the blue ridge, you may see some showers this evening. but the rest remain on the dry side. this front, however, by early tomorrow morning be on top of us. what that means is more cloud cover. isolated chance of shower. here we are at 8:00 a.m. front royal, winchester, maybe toward frederick an isolated shower. more clouds than sun tomorrow morning. i'm not too worried about rain early tomorrow. but watch what happens during the afternoon. well start to see scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. i am not expecting anything strong or severe. this is not that kind of storm system. however, it's a storm system that brings us rain. any of the storms that do develop could produce heavy rain. at 6:00 pretty heavy rain towards charles county. front royal fauquier county. watch what happens around 10:00. we see a little bit of storm motion, a little turning in the atmosphere. some of these could hold some
very heavy rainfall. that's really going to be the only concern as we move on through the day tomorrow. by thursday morning, that's all out of here. once again we're just talking about cloud cover. the impact forecast tomorrow on the low side for the most part. take the umbrella. but this is what we're used to this time of year. hot and humid weather. warm and humid with storms possible during the day. once again, nothing severe. high temperature 88 in d.c. 82 in martinsburg. 88 culpeper and 90 in fredericksburg. we will see a lot of cloud cover, the storms, any sun that develops will help the storm to develop. we'll see a little bit of lightning, maybe briefly heavy wind. 88 tomorrow. 89 on thursday. slight chance of shower on thursday. not a whole lot out there. maybe a storm or two. 87 on friday. 88 on saturday. now what about the rest of the week into early next week? we've got a high of 92 degrees on sunday. so the heat and the humidity return. and it looks like it wants to kind of stick around into early next week. now, we have not had a lot of 90-degree days over the last two weeks.
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he knows exactly. >> that's okay. we get it done. not many pitchers in the national league have been better than max scherzer this season. he is top five in strikeout era, i think so pitched and wins. however, a rare stinker for mad max his worst performance of the season. he lasted just 4 2/3 innings. that's his shortest outing all year. coming into tonight, scherzer allowed five earned runs in his last three home starts. unfortunately, the reds have joey votto, and he didn't care about those numbers. top of the first, the man on second. votto sends this one off the wall. would bring in a run. that got cincinnati on the board early. it's 1-0. and votto would stay in scherzer's head. top of the third now out to nothing. votto at the plate again, this time he is going yard. just crushes this ball into the bull pen. votto with four rbi off max scherzer tonight. he only last 4 2/3 i think so. five runs allowed. four strikeouts for max.
the other guy, johnny cueto was lights out. michael taylor goes down, swinging 11 strikeouts in this game for cueto. bottom of the ninth, still on the hill. a little chopper here by wilson ramos, the catcher. nice play by cueto to get him out. nine shut-out innings. the nats lose their fifth straight to cincinnati. 5-0. here is manager williams on his starter scherzer. >> it happens. there is pitchers that are the best in the league, best in baseball that sometimes give up runs. it happens. we're not going to put too much emphasis on it. he'll be ready for his next one. >> all right. the orioles visiting the twins. buck showalter pacing before during, and after this ball game. struggling tonight. first inning down a run. miguel feasting off kevin gossman. a two-run shot. the twins take a 3-0 lead. later on in the third eddie
rosario, he strikes out swinging, but the ball gets away from the catcher there. joe mauer comes in to score. safe at first on the fastball. not pretty for baltimore tonight. they lose this one by a final score of 8-3. one quick basketball note for you before we move on. the wizards they have agreed to a one-year deal with allen anderson, $4 million. he is 32 years old, and he comes over from new jersey. or excuse me, brooklyn i should say. moving on now, the capitals. yesterday we told them about the signs of kuznetsov. today the 23-year-old was all smiles when talking about that new contract of his. >> i'm really happy to be here two more years. and just some kind of feeling better right now. i feel comfortable live here and practice here. probably i live in this locker room like most time in my life right now.
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